Edition V19N05 | Year 2020 | Editorial Controversies in Orthodontics | Pages 152 to 131
Objective: To present a checklist of conducts to prevent dental resorption in orthodontic treatment, since they are predictable. Result: The presented list of 20 predictive factors helps to avoid, or control, dental resorption in orthodontic clinical cases, and must be collected and analyzed from the patient’s first consultation, even without the documentation composed by the complementary exams. Conclusion: In these cases and situations of full information and knowledge, the reab- sorption that may occur represents a biological cost to have adequate occlusion and aesthetics. This calculated risk, with the patient’s consent and clarification, mischaracterizes what could be labeled negligence or malpractice from the professional’s point of view.